EVENT: Overcriminalization: Are Too Many People in Jail?
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:30
Does our society over-criminalize conduct? Should more behavior result in criminal penalties? What sorts of conduct should qualify as criminal? Radley Balko will debate Professor Coombs on the proper scope and penalties of the criminal law. Should we keep throwing people in jail? Come find out.
Scott Bullock of the Institute for Justice joins us at Rutgers to debate with Professor Lastowka the Constitutionality of Eminent Domain law and the government's proper role in seizing private property. The Institute for Justice was the public interest law firm that represented Susette Kelo in the infamous case. Come hear a first-hand account of what went right, what went wrong, and how we should properly consider eminent domain in the twenty first century.
Professor David Post of the Temple School of Law will be debating the future of law on the Internet with Professor Greg Lastowka. How should the Internet be governed? Who should do the governing? Does the Internet require no governance at all or a collaboration of world governments? Come find out what this means to you as you practice law in the twenty first century.
EVENT: Recess Appointments and Expanding Executive Power
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 12:30
Professor Tuan Samahon of the Villanova School of Law will be debating Professor Harry LItman on the Constitutionality of Richard Cordray's recess appointment by President Obama. The conditions of Mr. Cordray's appointment as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau within the Treasury Department raised some eyebrows since Mr. Cordray's nomination had been previously filibustered by the Senate and the appointment occurred during a 3-day pro forma Senate session. At the same time Mr. Cordray was recess appointed, President Obama also recess appointed two NLRB members. Those appointments are being challenged in court as violating the recess appointments clause. Professor Samahon believes that the Court ought to return to the original meaning of the recess appointments clause, that existing precedent would render these appointments impermissible, and that these appointments are an example of the growing problem of executive unilateralism. FREE SUBWAY for lunch!
EVENT: Fisher v. U. of Texas: Should We Have Affirmative Action in University Admissions?
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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 12:30
With the upcoming decision of Fisher v. Texas, the future of affirmative action as a constitutionally permissible practice in university admissions is uncertain. The court has signaled increasing resistance to affirmative action over the last two decades. What would be the likely impact of removing affirmative action as a tool in selecting students? What will happen if the practice is only further attenuated? Should our society even depend on a racial preferences program at all? Roger Clegg of the Center for Equal Opportunity will engage with Professor Hawkins on these timely and lively issues. FREE Boston Market for lunch! Monday, January 14, 2013 @ 12:30 PM in 106.
This event is brought to you by the Federalist Society in conjunction with the Women's Law Caucus.
The Rutgers - Camden Federalist Society is pleased to announce our first Happy Hour for the semester. Come down to Tavern On Broad (http://www.tavernonbroad.com/) and enjoy half-price drinks and appetizers.
The date is November 7th, from 6 PM - 9 PM.